Cobell vs Salazar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Law enforcement gearing up to protect tribal members when settlement checks arrive http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/law-enforcement-gearing-protect-tribal-members-when-settlement-checks-arrive <p>As eligible Native Americans in Fremont County await checks owed them as part of a settlement with the federal government, law enforcement is preparing to institute extra security measures to protect tribal members.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:40:43 +0000 Irina Zhorov 52680 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Law enforcement gearing up to protect tribal members when settlement checks arrive Secretary Salazar Finalizes Indian Trust Settlement http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/secretary-salazar-finalizes-indian-trust-settlement <p>After 16 years of legal proceedings, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the final settlement of the Cobell class action law suit. Native Americans sued the federal government over mismanagement of tribal royalties and land, which has been held in trust by the federal government since the 1800s. The suit accused the government of mismanaging $150 billion in royalties, but the settlement is for $3.4 billion. Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming has 6,000-8,000 beneficiaries.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:15:52 +0000 Irina Zhorov 33334 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Secretary Salazar Finalizes Indian Trust Settlement